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Wasp nesting in Pitot Probe cause Pilot probes

Wasps and other foreign objects blocking the Pitot Probes have caused aircraft accident, compromised aviation safety. The aircraft instruments that are affected in most of the events are related to air speed which is vital for takeoffs. The cognitive load of the crew increases since there is a need for analysis at critical stages of …

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What do you do when the airplane fails to liftoff?

We have read about the Sharjah incident where the crew took off from the shorter end of the runway. The Captain realised the mistake, gave maximum thrust and selected a higher flap setting. Managed to get airborne safely and an accident was averted. In 2019-20 there have been two incidents in the U.K. where the …

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Safety first half 2020

More unstable approaches in COVID19

There has been an Increase in the number of unstable approaches during the COVID19 period. This is an indicator that despite lower overall air traffic, unstable approach is still a threat and is not being addressed in the correct manner. It is a decision of the crew, a conscious decision to continue with an unstable approach, is debatable.

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